Turkey, Finland, and Sweden must now act in good faith and move beyond lingering resentments.
Nigeria’s major development challenge is not the ‘oil curse’, but of achieving economic diversification beyond its dependence on oil revenues, and politics plays an important role in the policy choices that have created and exacerbated this challenge.
Sri Lanka’s momentous protests toppled an unpopular leader and could be a sign of more change to come, though the path forward will not be easy.
In Turkey, green protests can go beyond environmental issues and include demands for more inclusive and transparent governance. But while climate activism can help keep the opposition alive, the country’s democratic future is still in question.
In this era of geopolitical competition, Europe believes it offers an approach based upon multilateralism and international solidarity. To convince others of this viable alternative, Europe must better understand perceptions in the Global South and improve its own international standing.
Unlike donor projects that come and go, these authorities are accountable to Ukraine’s citizens and will be there for people when the smoke clears. These communities have mobilized citizens to defeat Russia’s assault; they can also help midwife Ukraine’s rebirth.
Ukraine should view EU accession as a long-term project. Joining the union has become increasingly harder, lengthier, and more mired with obstacles.
There’s far more at stake than the security consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
There are two big developments happening now that will affect global democracy in the future, the congressional January 6 Committee hearings and the ongoing war in Ukraine. The two are actually directly connected.
At the end of the day, then, the NATO 2022 Strategic Concept will no doubt have something to say about the continuation of efforts to constrain nuclear and other weapons at the negotiating table.
When President Joe Biden travels to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Palestinian territories in July, he should keep two names in his mind at every step: Jamal Khashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh. Both spoke truth to power, and both were killed in the course of their work as journalists.
Rudra Chaudhuri explains why India urgently needs to invest in an office of what might be called a National Technology Coordinator (NTC).
Rudra Chaudhuri writes on current Indo-U.S. ties and strategizing for India's defense future.
No one knows how many noncombatants have been slaughtered by bullets, bombs, missiles, or artillery. And all this has been made so much worse by the war crimes the Russians have committed. How does a traumatized society like Ukraine ever become whole again? And in such a disastrous situation, what could the future possibly hold? Who knows?
As NATO prepares for its summit in Madrid next week, Turkey is in the headlines for holding up Finland and Sweden’s bids to join the Alliance—irking not only the two candidate countries, but also their would-be NATO allies.
At the end of the day, the solution to the current impasse will have to be found between Turkey and the two candidate countries. NATO should make every effort to encourage these efforts with innovative ideas and its renowned ability of word smithing.
In a region already struggling with pandemic recovery, the fallout from the Russia invasion could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Over the last few decades, Pakistan’s courts have carved themselves a political role in addition to their legal one. As the country’s opposition looks to its next moves, the courts may have a key role to play.
Ukraine is struggling on the battlefield and its western allies are grappling with economic and political trends that may weaken their support.
Pressure has been growing within the Biden administration to mend fences with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.